tattoo skincare essentials for long lasting ink

tattoo skincare essentials for long lasting ink

tattoo skincare essentials for long lasting ink

Concerned about how to keep your tattoos vibrant? Want to keep sharing your story through the art on your body? Taking care of your tattoos just like you take care of the rest of your skin on your body and face is important. Oftentimes, we are very careful to select the right moisturizer or daily skincare routine for our face, but our body care is lacking. Inked skin is just as critical to consider for skincare as our face- choosing products and a regimen is really important in order to keep their vibrancy and clarity in great shape for years to come.

 

Here are some tips and tattoo skincare essentials that will help you maintain healthy, vibrant skin and ink.

 

1. exfoliate your skin and your tattoos

An exfoliator - either physical, chemical or both will provide multiple skin benefits from declogging pores, increase in circulation and collagen production, helping improve hyperpigmentation, and will remove the dead skin cells from the outermost layer of skin. By exfoliating 1-2 times a week skin will feel renewed, more even, brighter, and healthier.

 

The woo x goshi body wash & exfoliate refresh set is the perfect starter set to begin your exfoliation journey and first step to more improving vibrancy of your skin and tattoos. The body wash has a combination of citrus extracts that gently chemically exfoliate the skin without stripping it, leaving a healthy glow. Combine the goshi shower towel as a physical exfoliant at least once a week, gently softens and smooths rough, dry skin, while keeping harmful bacteria away.

 

2. moisturize your skin and tattoos regularly

Optimal hydration for your tattoos and skin is important to keep up with over time. Moisturized skin is more elastic and hydrated which both help with the looks of your existing tattoos. Look for tattoo or body moisturizers that are always fragrance-free as fragrances are usually composed of alcohols that can strip the skin. Additionally, consider a moisturizer that is rich in antioxidants for anti-aging benefits, ceramides to lock moisture in, and hyaluronic acid to keep skin plump and healthy. The revitalizing body moisturizer is packed with Green Tea extract to keep environmental stressors at bay while soothing skin, ceramides that will lock moisture in, helping texture and tone, and papain enzyme - which works on the surface to gently dissolve and remove dead skin cells helping to renew existing tattoos so that they can look their most vibrant. This body moisturizer is gentle enough from tattooed skin to the most sensitive skin and can be used from head to toe and we recommend using two times a day or as needed to keep your skin nourished, comfortable, and healthy.

Have a relatively new tattoo? We recommend our tattoo aftercare treatment moisturizer for the first two weeks to set your new ink up for healing success.

 

3. always apply sunscreen

Sun damage is one of the top causes of a dull looking tattoo. UVA and UVB rays can both damage your skin. UVA penetration makes skin age and sag prematurely while also fading ink. UVB rays give you damage to the top layers of skin and cause sunburns and blisters which can lead to infections. UV Blue Light can also impact your skin and comes from computers, smart phones, tablets. Sunscreen is important to wear everyday inside and outside, even in the winter or overcast days, when the rays are the most powerful. Once a tattoo has experienced too much UV damage, keeping it revived and healthy is pretty challenging and one may have to look into touch-ups or cover-ups.

 

Look for a mineral-based sunscreen, with at least a SPF 30 or above. This will physically protect your skin and tattoos through the ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and is ruled safer for skin, especially those with more sensitive skin types.

 

Tattooed skin is only as healthy as the skin they are on.

Maintaining a consistent tattoo skincare routine is imperative for long lasting ink as well as healthy skin underneath.

Concerned about how to keep your tattoos vibrant? Want to keep sharing your story through the art on your body? Taking care of your tattoos just like you take care of the rest of your skin on your body and face is important. Oftentimes, we are very careful to select the right moisturizer or daily skincare routine for our face, but our body care is lacking. Inked skin is just as critical to consider for skincare as our face- choosing products and a regimen is really important in order to keep their vibrancy and clarity in great shape for years to come.

 

Here are some tips and tattoo skincare essentials that will help you maintain healthy, vibrant skin and ink.

 

1. exfoliate your skin and your tattoos

An exfoliator - either physical, chemical or both will provide multiple skin benefits from declogging pores, increase in circulation and collagen production, helping improve hyperpigmentation, and will remove the dead skin cells from the outermost layer of skin. By exfoliating 1-2 times a week skin will feel renewed, more even, brighter, and healthier.

 

The woo x goshi body wash & exfoliate refresh set is the perfect starter set to begin your exfoliation journey and first step to more improving vibrancy of your skin and tattoos. The body wash has a combination of citrus extracts that gently chemically exfoliate the skin without stripping it, leaving a healthy glow. Combine the goshi shower towel as a physical exfoliant at least once a week, gently softens and smooths rough, dry skin, while keeping harmful bacteria away.

 

2. moisturize your skin and tattoos regularly

Optimal hydration for your tattoos and skin is important to keep up with over time. Moisturized skin is more elastic and hydrated which both help with the looks of your existing tattoos. Look for tattoo or body moisturizers that are always fragrance-free as fragrances are usually composed of alcohols that can strip the skin. Additionally, consider a moisturizer that is rich in antioxidants for anti-aging benefits, ceramides to lock moisture in, and hyaluronic acid to keep skin plump and healthy. The revitalizing body moisturizer is packed with Green Tea extract to keep environmental stressors at bay while soothing skin, ceramides that will lock moisture in, helping texture and tone, and papain enzyme - which works on the surface to gently dissolve and remove dead skin cells helping to renew existing tattoos so that they can look their most vibrant. This body moisturizer is gentle enough from tattooed skin to the most sensitive skin and can be used from head to toe and we recommend using two times a day or as needed to keep your skin nourished, comfortable, and healthy.

Have a relatively new tattoo? We recommend our tattoo aftercare treatment moisturizer for the first two weeks to set your new ink up for healing success.

 

3. always apply sunscreen

Sun damage is one of the top causes of a dull looking tattoo. UVA and UVB rays can both damage your skin. UVA penetration makes skin age and sag prematurely while also fading ink. UVB rays give you damage to the top layers of skin and cause sunburns and blisters which can lead to infections. UV Blue Light can also impact your skin and comes from computers, smart phones, tablets. Sunscreen is important to wear everyday inside and outside, even in the winter or overcast days, when the rays are the most powerful. Once a tattoo has experienced too much UV damage, keeping it revived and healthy is pretty challenging and one may have to look into touch-ups or cover-ups.

 

Look for a mineral-based sunscreen, with at least a SPF 30 or above. This will physically protect your skin and tattoos through the ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and is ruled safer for skin, especially those with more sensitive skin types.

 

Tattooed skin is only as healthy as the skin they are on.

Maintaining a consistent tattoo skincare routine is imperative for long lasting ink as well as healthy skin underneath.

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